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What If World - Stories for Kids

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Rank #3 in Stories for Kids category

Comedy
Kids & Family
Improv
Stories for Kids
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What if a tiny dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? What if cats ruled the world? Join Abacus P Grumbler, Randall Radbot, and Whendiana Joan as they help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by your questions! Call to leave a voicemail at 205-605-WHAT and be featured on the show. More at www.whatifworldpodcast.com

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What if a tiny dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? What if cats ruled the world? Join Abacus P Grumbler, Randall Radbot, and Whendiana Joan as they help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by your questions! Call to leave a voicemail at 205-605-WHAT and be featured on the show. More at www.whatifworldpodcast.com

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Ty-ty

By Ty Marcucio - Sep 13 2019
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Hi I am ty-ty, and I like Fred the dog

i love this podcast!!!!!!

By mikaella (maggie) - Sep 11 2019
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( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) love this podccast!!!!!!! love you guys ♥🏳️‍🌈🏁•̀.̫•́✧

iTunes Ratings

1403 Ratings
Average Ratings
1130
95
59
34
85

Ty-ty

By Ty Marcucio - Sep 13 2019
Read more
Hi I am ty-ty, and I like Fred the dog

i love this podcast!!!!!!

By mikaella (maggie) - Sep 11 2019
Read more
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) love this podccast!!!!!!! love you guys ♥🏳️‍🌈🏁•̀.̫•́✧
Cover image of What If World - Stories for Kids

What If World - Stories for Kids

Updated 7 days ago

Rank #3 in Stories for Kids category

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What if a tiny dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? What if cats ruled the world? Join Abacus P Grumbler, Randall Radbot, and Whendiana Joan as they help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by your questions! Call to leave a voicemail at 205-605-WHAT and be featured on the show. More at www.whatifworldpodcast.com

Rank #1: 26 - What if legos were alive?

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When the bottom brick of a building block tower decides to shape things up, will their whole toy culture come crashing down? Maybe Daphnedil, the talking wildflower daffodil, can help keep the peace. (We apologize for some minor sound issues this week. Mr. Eric really blew it, but he’ll do better next time!)

If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question, tell a quick story, or share your thoughts about a past episode, you can do so in the following ways:

  • Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT
  • Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
  • Tweet at @whatifworldpod

Make sure you're ready with your first name, something you really like or like to do, and your "what if" question. And don't worry if you have to call two or three times. :)

Help us out by giving us a rating & review on iTunes! Or, share What If World with your friends on Facebook or Twitter and help us spread the word so that we can continue to tell new stories!

Apr 10 2017
16 mins
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Rank #2: 3 - What if we moved into a spooky, scary house?

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Things are getting a little spooky in What if World!

This week Mamma Jamma & Poppa Loo join Mr. Eric in the studio to talk about their house hunt. But it turns scary once Poppa Loo asks what will happen if they find a spooky, scary house.

Or subscribe on iTunes!

(Don't worry, it all turns out ok! But if your kid is very easily frightened, you may want to skip this one.)

If you or your child would like to contribute a "what if?" question for the podcast you can do so in the following ways:

  • Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT
  • Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
  • Tweet at @whatifworldpod

 Make sure you're ready with your first name, something you really like or like to do, and your "what if" question.

Story & vocals by Eric O'Keefe. Editing by Karen Marshall. Theme song by Craig Martinson.
Oct 10 2016
21 mins
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Rank #3: 131 - What if kids could sleep at school?

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Mr. Eric teams up with Grammy winning musical artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo for a story that’s truly a dream come true! Can Zach and Captain Boar learn to fly at Sleepaway Camp, aka Dream School?

Lessons include: Having an active day and making healthy choices is the key to a good night’s sleep; being honest about your fears can help you face them

Learn more about our special guest, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, his albums and upcoming shows! Follow him on Facebook @secretagent23skidoo. One of my favorite songs is Imaginary Friend, but they’re all super catchy and fun.

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answered. Other benefits include bonus stories, snail mail rewards, and a personalized message from Mr. Eric! 

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. Broken Dreams song used with permission from Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

Jul 29 2019
20 mins
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Rank #4: 6 - What if it rained candy?

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This week Ryan's hitting us with the hard, topical questions (it is Halloween, after all): What if it rained candy??? Candy the Kid - a cowboy made of candy, naturally - joins us to talk about his love of eating candy... and why that isn't creepy in What If World!

Subscribe on iTunes!

If you or your child would like to contribute a "what if?" question for the podcast you can do so in the following ways:

  • Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT
  • Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
  • Tweet at @whatifworldpod

 Make sure you're ready with your first name, something you really like or like to do, and your "what if" question. And don't worry if you have to call two or three times. :)

Help us out by giving us a rating & review on iTunes! Or, share What If World with your friends on Facebook or Twitter and help us spread the word so that we can continue to tell new stories!

Oct 31 2016
21 mins
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Rank #5: 52 - What if the sorting hat from Hogwarts started saying random words instead of houses at the start of the year?

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Long ago in 2001, when Abacus first opened his magical school, many of his students begged to be sorted. But when Abacus conjures a Sorta Hat to do the job, his magic is as unreliable as ever…

Lessons include: labeling people is a recipe for cruelty; grownups and professionals have feelings, too

Thank you for supporting What If World! Want more?

  • Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to live-stream stories, branded swag, one-on-one FaceTime with Mr. Eric, activity books & more! 
  • Rate or review us on Apple Podcasts. One moment of your time helps us to grow! 
  • Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question. Listeners outside the US, email us a voice memo or recording at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
  • Check out our Imaginarium for T-Shirts & more, and connect with us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter @whatifworldpod!

What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keefe and edited by Karen Marshall, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Nov 06 2017
19 mins
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Rank #6: 98 - What if unicorns lived in Halloween bushes?

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Mr. Eric is joined by young listener named Sloan who will help him tell a totally improvised Halloween special! Can Sloan the Little Unicorn find JFKat after he is scared out of their spooky house by an unapologetic Skeleton Ghost?

Lessons include: It’s important to express even the less popular feelings, like guilt and fear; it’s easy to forgive others when you’re able to see from their perspective.

This week’s episode is part of the Kids Listen Halloween Sweeps! Take minute to check out the fun and relaxing April Eight Songs & Stories, the inspiring interview show Good Stuff Kids, and the newest member of the Kids Listen community, This Week in the Multiverse, an original take on science fiction for older kids.

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe.

Oct 22 2018
20 mins
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Rank #7: 51 - What if Mr Eric did a two part Halloween special? (Part 2!)

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Petey the Pirate & Whendiana Joan finally get their turn to tell a story this week in the conclusion of our Halloween Special! We're also letting folks know about the Kids Listen App!

Lessons include: sharing, patience, and teamwork get better results than show-boating; just because someone looks different doesn't mean they are bad

#halloween #jackolantern #whatifworld #storiesforkids #podcasts #kidspodcasts #kidslisten #podcastsforkids #dragon #pumpkin #imagination #applepodcasts

Thank you for supporting What If World! Want more?

  • Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to live-stream stories, branded swag, one-on-one FaceTime with Mr. Eric, activity books & more! 
  • Rate or review us on Apple Podcasts. One moment of your time helps us to grow! 
  • Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question. Listeners outside the US, email us a voice memo or recording at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
  • Check out our Imaginarium for T-Shirts & more, and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @whatifworldpod!

What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keefe and edited by Karen Marshall, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Oct 30 2017
21 mins
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Rank #8: 4 - What if robots could turn into dragons?

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Randall Radbot visits the studio to help answer the age old question: "What if robots could turn into dragons?" Thank you so much to Teddy for calling in!

Subscribe on iTunes!

If you or your child would like to contribute a "what if?" question for the podcast you can do so in the following ways:

  • Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT
  • Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
  • Tweet at @whatifworldpod

Make sure you're ready with your first name, something you really like or like to do, and your "what if" question.

Story & vocals by Eric O'Keefe. Editing by Karen Marshall. Theme song by Craig Martinson.
Oct 17 2016
19 mins
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Rank #9: 71 - What if George Washington had Fred the Zombie Dog as a pet and Alexander Hamilton were alive as a vampire?

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Have you heard the latest Oddway hit, Vampirton? It’s a super fresh collabo between Mr. Eric and Mick Sullivan of The Past and the Curious! Okay, okay, it’s not a musical, but stick around to the end of the story... And Lin Manuel Miranda, eat your heart out! 100% kidding, we’re not worthy.

Lessons include: people are easily distracted by cuteness and hilarity, but patience and loyalty are what make lasting friends; you shouldn’t have to imitate others in order to earn approval

Thank you for supporting What If World.

  • Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free episodes, live-stream stories, branded swag, one-on-one FaceTime with Mr. Eric, activity books & more! 
  • Rate or review us on Apple Podcasts. One moment of your time helps us to grow! 
  • Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question. Listeners outside the US, email us a voice memo or recording at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
  • Check out our Imaginarium for T-Shirts & more.
  • Connect with us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter @whatifworldpod!

What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Apr 09 2018
22 mins
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Rank #10: 107 - What if tigers lost their stripes?

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We’re sure as sherbert that you’ll love this original fairy tail, involving a tricky fox, a grumpy tiger, and Zach and Zizi trying out a few fledgling spells.

Lessons include: Some people are creatures of habits, but that doesn’t mean you have to be; you should always consider safety and feelings before playing tricks on your friends

This 1 minute survey gets you a free bonus episode! It’s anonymous and just asks questions about parents. The bonus episode is a mad lib story where Fred the Dog is turned into a cat by Abacus P. Grumbler! One lucky family will also be chosen at random to have their What If question answered. Please email us at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com after filling out your survey, and we’ll send you back the bonus episode.

Join our Patreon for a better chance of having your question answered! Patron eps are always ad-free & released early, with higher quality audio. Kids can also get a shout out on the show from their favorite character, bonus stories, snail mail from Mr. Eric, and a much better chance of having their question turned into a story!

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe.

Jan 07 2019
23 mins
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Rank #11: 7 - What if cats ruled the world?

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This week while we decide who to elect President of the United States, caller Kylie presents a 3rd option: what if CATS ruled the world? Find out what happens when Jojo Fluffy Kat gets put in charge! (Plus, we have a visit from Musby Mistaken, who gives us an update on Della and the space fairies!)

Subscribe on iTunes!

Beautiful portrait of Fred courtesy of Art By Manda - www.artbymanda.com

If you or your child would like to contribute a "what if?" question for the podcast you can do so in the following ways:

  • Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT
  • Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
  • Tweet at @whatifworldpod

 Make sure you're ready with your first name, something you really like or like to do, and your "what if" question. And don't worry if you have to call two or three times. :)

Help us out by giving us a rating & review on iTunes! Or, share What If World with your friends on Facebook or Twitter and help us spread the word so that we can continue to tell new stories!

Nov 07 2016
17 mins
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Rank #12: 32 - What if sharks had legs?

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In Mr. Eric’s undersea ode to Star Wars, Luka Seawalker must master the Dorse if he ever wants to bring down the Shellactic Empire and the dreaded Shark-Gator. Get ready for 18 minutes of totally natural puns, impressions, and undersea space noises.

Lessons include: all creatures have rights, fighting does not solve problems, everyone learns at their own pace.

Please help What If World grow!
  • write a review on Apple Podcasts, share with a friend who loves stories
  • call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question, an interview question for one of WiW’s many characters, or a comment on one of our past stories.
  • share your What If World art on Facebook, @whatifworldpod, or by Email!
May 22 2017
19 mins
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Rank #13: 122 - What if worms wore pajamas and played with toys?

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Winnie Winnie Worm Worm and Leo Riggelo go all the way to Lost Wegas in search of a place where they can play games without being judged.

Lessons include: toys and games don’t have to be designated for girls and boys; playing with new and different kids is an enriching experience for you and for them

This episode was brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities shipped straight to you every month. Get your first box free by visiting kiwico.com/whatif

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio.

You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter; or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com.

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com.

May 06 2019
20 mins
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Rank #14: 61 - What if Abacus and JFKat drank a potion at the same time and switched minds?

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Two of your favorite characters team up this week… or at least they would if they could learn to get along. After a classic magic milkshake mix-up, the kitty president and hapless wizard will have to learn to listen if they ever want to change back.

Lessons include: you shouldn’t have to mistreat one friend in order to make another happy, good listening doesn’t mean tuning the rest of the world out.

Thank you for supporting What If World!

  • Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free episodes, live-stream stories, branded swag, one-on-one FaceTime with Mr. Eric, activity books & more! 
  • Rate or review us on Apple Podcasts. One moment of your time helps us to grow! 
  • Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question. Listeners outside the US, email us a voice memo or recording at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
  • Check out our Imaginarium for T-Shirts & more.
  • Connect with us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter @whatifworldpod!

What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Jan 22 2018
19 mins
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Rank #15: 41 - What if I had a carnival at my house? (Rerun)

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Mr. Eric has been under the weather for over a week, so we've got to run a rerun today, but we'll be back next week with an all new story!

Cthunkle is back and trying to invade the real world via a carnival at Drew’s house. But can a What If World story even happen on What Is World? Find out for yourself!

Jun 03 2019
19 mins
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Rank #16: 132 - What if mountains could turn into backpacks?

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In the town of Zombria, all the undead hide their emotions except for Brainless, whose emotions pop off as often as his head! Can he and his frenemy Paulageist learn how to express themselves in a healthy way?

Lessons include: Hiding our emotions doesn’t make them go away; remembering our feelings, even the unhappy ones, can help us understand others.

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answered. Other benefits include bonus stories, snail mail rewards, and a personalized message from Mr. Eric! 

You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter; or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This week’s artwork was put together uses images from clker.com.

Aug 05 2019
19 mins
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Rank #17: 42 - What if marshmallows could talk and the law was humans couldn't eat them? (plus a Griffin)

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Marsha and Marshall Mallow have finally gotten marshmallow eating outlawed, but New What City is still a long way from Candy Equality. Can the Mallows win over the masses, or is everyone going to be too distracted by their cute voices? Also, there's a Griffin!

We love doing the show for you, but we want your feedback! Let us know what you like, what you want more of, and what we can do to make the show better. Reviews help us improve the show, and helps more people discover us!

Thanks so much for being a listener.

Aug 14 2017
18 mins
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Rank #18: 25 - What if my dog could talk and go to school with us? (Where is JFKat - Part 1)

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In our April Fools episode, the story starts to get away from Mr. Eric, quite literally. Sully gets a new dog, Fred, but their first day at school together gets pretty strange as the story starts playing tricks on the storyteller! Spoiler alert: the very fate of What If World may hang in the balance...

If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question, tell a quick story, or share your thoughts about a past episode, you can do so in the following ways:

  • Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT
  • Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
  • Tweet at @whatifworldpod

Make sure you're ready with your first name, something you really like or like to do, and your "what if" question. And don't worry if you have to call two or three times. :)

Help us out by giving us a rating & review on iTunes! Or, share What If World with your friends on Facebook or Twitter and help us spread the word so that we can continue to tell new stories!

Apr 03 2017
20 mins
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Rank #19: 40 - What if candy was good for you?

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Remember when Whendiana Joan became a trio of time traveling sisters in order to save the world from a never ending bowl of ice cream? Well, it's a thing that happened, and now Dr. Joan, Miss Whendy, and Ana are back to face another candy crisis!

We love doing the show for you, and we want your feedback! Let us know what you like, what you want more of, and what we can do to make the show better. Reviews help us improve the show, and helps more people discover us!

Thanks so much for being a listener.

Like our show? We like doing it for you! There are a bunch of ways you can support What If World and help us ensure that we can continue to tell awesome stories:

  • Visit our Patreon page - become a member at just $2 a month and get access to special What If World stories and live streams. Other rewards include swag, one-on-one Google Hangouts with Mr. Eric (just like Teddy's in today's episode!), episode workbooks and more!
  • Buy a t-shirtmugbeach towel or a bunch of other fun What If World items at our Threadless store!
  • Share What If World with a friend who loves stories.
  • Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question, an interview question for one of WiW’s many characters, or a comment on one of our past stories.
  • Share your What If World art on Facebook, on Twitter @whatifworldpod, or by Email!
Jul 24 2017
21 mins
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Rank #20: 44 - What if cats could turn into vampires? (Plus: fairies!)

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Have you ever heard the tale of the Guy Who Cried Vampire? Well, neither has hard-nosed detective Alabaster Zero. Can he and Fair Elise get to the bottom of this vampire mystery? And what's the deal with that cat?

Lessons include: a dream come true may not be all you imagined, your brain is better at solving mysteries than your gut

Like our show? We like doing it for you! There are a bunch of ways you can support What If World and help us ensure that we can continue to tell awesome stories:

  • Visit our Patreon page - become a member at just $2 a month and get access to special What If World stories and live streams. Other rewards include swag, one-on-one Google Hangouts with Mr. Eric, episode workbooks and more!
  • Buy a t-shirtmugbeach towel or a bunch of other fun What If World items at our Threadless store!
  • Write a review of What If World on Apple Podcasts.
  • Share What If World with a friend who loves stories.
  • Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question, an interview question for one of WiW’s many characters, or a comment on one of our past stories.
  • Share your What If World art on Facebook, on Twitter @whatifworldpod, or by Email!
Aug 28 2017
18 mins
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